Article By: Leanne Ridgeway
This started as just an update of tour info and confirmed dates for MOS GENERATOR. Then after a nice chat with Tony Reed, a simple update turned into a sensory overload. SO MUCH NEWS.
If you’re new to the name MOS GENERATOR, you should pay attention now. They’re not new to the heavy rock world. In fact, they’ve been around for about 17 years. Based out of Port Orchard, Washington, with a few member changes we won’t go into here – the ever-present Tony Reed (guitar, multi Instrumentalist), with Sean Booth (bass), and Jono Garrett (drums) are rather busy gentlemen these days.
The upcoming new release, entitled ‘Shadowlands‘, is completely written, and about two-thirds of the way recorded. With an estimated release date in March/April 2018, ‘Shadowlands‘ is planned to be their last release with the Listenable Records label.
Tony gave a sneak peek at the cover art (The artwork is breathtaking.), which is by a favorite artist, Adam Burke of Nightjar Illustration. ‘Shadowlands‘ will be Mos Generator‘s fourth release with album art by Burke and it may surpass all previous, in my opinion.
In the meantime, if you haven’t heard MOS GENERATOR‘s most recent full-length, ‘Abyssinia’, it is its own work of aural art. One of my top albums for 2016 (coincidentally released on my birthday), and it’s streaming in full below.
MOS GENERATOR now has its entire full-length 12″ vinyl release discography available via HeavyHeadSuperStore, along with other formats and goodies. All are free shipping as of this moment, so scoop something up to help fund more Mos Gen tours!
The list also includes the July re-issue of ‘Nomads‘ (2012) in a 2017 version with updated cover art and remastering, and ‘Songs for Future Gods’ (2007) – a 2017 remastered re-issue with updated cover art with ‘super geek’ liner notes.
Mos Generator – 12″ Discography
01. Self Titled – 2002
02. The Late Great Planet Earth – 2005
03. Songs For Future Gods – 2007
04. Nomads – 2012
05. Electric Mountain Majesty – 2014
06. Live In Concert – 2014
07. Abyssinia – 2016
08. The Firmament – 2016
09. Lies Of Liberty – 2017
Mos Generator and Tony Reed (of HeavyHead Recording Company, too) keep releasing and releasing and releasing new material, as well as recording older material they never before released. Most recently, they’ve offered, for a free digital download on Bandcamp, their cover performance of the KISS song “She“, recorded live at Winterland in Bremerton, Washington on June 23rd, 2007.
Mos Generator – September 2017 Tour Dates:
European tour Saint Vitus / Mos Generator – Tour Dates 2017:
Oct. 01 UK – London, Underworld (w/ Poseidon)
Oct. 02 UK – Coventry, Phoenix
Oct. 03 UK – Glasgow, Audio
Oct. 04 UK – Manchester, Rebellion
Oct. 05 UK – Bristol, Exchange
Oct. 06 GR – Athens, Lera Odos, Desertfest
Oct. 07 CH – Pratteln, Z7, Up in Smoke Festival 2017 *(*NO Mos Generator)
Oct. 09 A – Vienna, Viper Room
Oct. 10 I – Bologna, Freakout Club
Oct. 11 I – Roma, Traffic Live
Oct. 12 I – Mezaggo, Bloom
Oct. 14 FIN – Helsinki, Korjaamo Blowup Vol. 3* (*NO Mos Generator)
Oct. 15 B – Antwerp, Trix, Desertfest 2017
Oct. 16 GER – Dortmund, Junkyard Club
Oct. 17 GER – Frankfurt, Zoom
Oct. 18 GER – Nürnberg, Zentralcafe
Oct. 19 GER – Chemnitz, Talschock
Oct. 20. NL – Leeuwarden, Neushoorn, Into The Void Festival
Oct. 21 GER – Hannover, Glocksee
Oct. 22 GER – Munich, Feierwerk, Keep it Low Festival
Oct. 23 GER – Berlin, Lido
There are two more weeks being booked with Mos Generator headlining, we’ll have more details as soon as we have the confirmed dates!